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HISTORY
  • Entered service with U.S. Army Air Corp (USAAC) in 1934
  • One of three P-26s used by USAAC in the Panama Canal Zone; two still exist today, one at Planes of Fame Air Museum, and its sister ship at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Acquired from Guatemalan Air Force in 1957 by the Museum's founder Edward Maloney.
  • Refurbished to flight in 1962 by Museum staff, complete restoration to flight in 2006.

DISTINCTION

  • Only flyable original P-26 in the world.
  • First all-metal monoplane fighter for the USAAC, and last to have fixed landing gear.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Flyable
Manufacturer: Boeing
Year: 1934
Model: P-26A Peashooter
Serial Number: 33-123
Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight: 3,360 lb.
Span: 27 ft. 11 in.
Length: 23 ft. 11 in.
Height: 10 ft. 2 in.
Maximum Speed: 234 mph
Cruise Speed: 199 mph
Power Plant: One 600hp Pratt & Whitney R1340 Wasp 9-cylinder air-cooled radial
Range: 360 miles
Service Ceiling: 27,400 ft.
Armament: Two synchronized 0.30-cal machine guns, & two bombs

 

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